Does the brain create consciousness (C)? Does C originate in brains? Is C limited to brains? Many people think they already know the answer to these questions. They might have a religious conviction about souls and believe the answer is "no". Or they might have a misunderstanding of neuroscience and medicine, and think the answer is "yes" (after all, strokes and anesthesia prove that brains are required for C, dont they?). However, as many here in the philosophy section are aware, the issue isnt so simple. There are many different metaphysical options, materialism, physicalism, idealism, panpsychism, panexperientalism, neutral monism, etc. Here is an example of someone (Galen Strawson) making his case for panpsychism: * the Journal of Consciousness Studies (JCS) is in the physicsforums list of accepted journals In this topic i would like to see discussed whether C is created by the brain or not. What is the evidence and what are the philosophical problems for either case?